Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is getting $1.3 million from the federal government to train engineering students as industrial energy efficiency experts.
IUPUI is one of 24 schools getting funding, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today.
Each school will receive $200,000 to $300,000 a year for up to five years for an Industrial Assessment Center.
The centers will train at least 10 to 15 students a year in industrial processes, energy assessment procedures and energy management principles. They'll conduct energy assessments of industrial and manufacturing facilities in the area. The centers also are required to work with businesses in ways that could lead to scholarships and internships.